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News Update Summer 2015

Over the last few weeks we have had three suggestions for community projects none of which can go ahead without involvement from residents, so over to you!

Free Veg!


A resident has asked whether it would be possible to have an "incredible edible"scheme in Alwoodley where members of the community grow vegetables in public areas for all to use. Several of these schemes have been set up in Leeds - there is one you may have seen near the Clock Tower in Oakwood. Leeds City Council encourages these schemes and the Parish Council would be willing to provide support if there is enough interest in the area. So contact us if you would like to be involved.


A cricket match on Boxing Day? Sounds odd doesn’t it ? But once Alwoodley was famous for a regular fixture. On the Internet you might find a comment from a former resident from 1933 to 1957 who says:- ‘Our other regular entertainment was watching Alwoodley Cricket Club, in particular their Boxing Day Charity match against Yorkshire County Players. Fun Days!’ And one Parish Councillor remembers attending a match.

Can we have a Boxing Day match again? Is there any one who is willing to organise it again? And is there anyone willing to play and against who? Any suggestions and particularly any offers would be welcomed.

Famous Alwoodleians?

Which famous people have lived in Alwoodley? The first name that comes to mind is Don Revie who lived on Sandmoor Drive, but who else? Did one of our clothing entrepreneurs ever live in Alwoodley and  if so where? Was Alwoodley home to any other famous sportsman, a member of the House of Lords or a legal luminary?

We would like to compile a list and then consult and debate whether we should commemorate their residence by erecting a Blue Plaque such as one sees in the city centre. Do you know that we already have two Blue Plaques?  One is attached to Alwoodley Community Centre on the Avenue and the other at the entrance to Moortown Golf Club commemorating the first Ryder Cup match played in Great Britain.

This is a very important announcement!

Site Allocations Plan 'Your City, Your Plan

- Working with you to find the best places for new homes, jobs, retail and green space'

A major city-wide public consultation is taking place for two months starting on 22nd September 2015. This consultation will gather the views of residents and local businesses on the Site Allocations Plan and the Aire Valley Leeds Area Action Plan.

Part of the Core Strategy, the Site Allocations Plan identifies the sites for development for the 66,000 new homes identified as being needed in Leeds over the next 16 years. The Aire Valley Leeds Area Action Plan does the same, for the area within the Aire Valley. The plans also cover spaces for jobs, retail, and green space.

This is a major public consultation potentially affecting every resident and business within Leeds and every community across the city. It is important to have your say on the plans.

From 22 September 2015, you can view the plans and share your views online at and/or come to one of the 'drop-in sessions' happening across the city. If you have any questions about taking part in this consultation then please

email Planning Services at


phone 0113 222 4409

Please tell your friends and family about this major consultation so they have a chance to share their views.

Other News

Our long-awaited new Village Green sign has finally been installed and we hope you like it as much as we do!  The Village Green is the only piece of public green space within the Parish and the sign symbolises its value to our community, both now and long into the future.

The first six mini flower beds have now been planted up and are looking very colourful. We have already received  positive comments and are now considering other suitable sites.

Finally, we have received a request from the local Rainbows and Brownie Pack who are looking for enthusiastic people to train as leaders.

If you are interested please let us know and we will pass your details on to them.

Contact the Clerk

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The Clerk,

Alwoodley Parish Council,

Alwoodley Community Centre,

60 The Avenue,

Leeds LS17 7NZ